A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Khanabad in Afghanistan on Sunday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:32 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008uq2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008uq2. Exact location of event, longitude 69.0923 East, latitude 36.4735 North, depth = 57.77 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.77 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 00:06:32 / March 26, 2017 @ 12:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qarāwul, Panj, . Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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